About this blog...

Welcome the Harriet's Treadle Arts' blog!

Here you will find fun updates about all the fun events and happenings at Harriet's.

Written by Harriet's daughter Carrie Jones who manages Harriet's Treadle Arts and co-authors the Quilter's Academy series of books with Harriet.

Then, when Carrie's out of things to write, you may just luck out and find one of her great recipes or some cool quilting tip or trick.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Well... We are nearly there... I'm just putting the final touches on the class schedule to be posted tomorrow.
We have some great classes - from quick fun classes like Yo-yos, Fabric Postcards and Making Custom Quilt Labels to some great quilt projects from antique quilts- like Crosses & Losses and Young Man's Fancy.
We have 3 new teachers this time: Melissa- who many of you may have met when you have been in the store- she is our full time girl who has a wide variety of interests and talents; Mary who also works for us usually 2 days/week and she has a great background garment sewing and quilting; and Annlee- who has recently returned to the USA from England where she worked with some of the museums there and both wrote and edited quilt books.
We are excited what these three stellar teachers are offering this spring and hope that you will stop by and meet them and take a look at the samples in the classroom when they go up next week.
In the mean time Harriet is hard at work putting her high school geometry lessons to work as she works on writing the drafting chapter for our 4th volume in the Quilter's Academy series. It all about 60° and 45° angles- diamonds mostly- LeMoyne stars, in-set piecing and partial seams... I soon will be hard at working making quilts for the book and am looking forward to that fun challenge!

Please be sure to visit the website and check out the class schedule and while you are there sign up for our e-newsletter!

Happy Quilting! See you in the classroom-
Carrie

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!
We hope you had a nice holiday season and are getting back into the swing of things.

We have been busy at the store getting the class schedule ready to go as well as getting our NEW & IMPROVED website launched.

If you haven't ever visited our website, please do... you can find it at www.harriethargrave.com. The new site is very pretty and user friendly!
We will be posting the new class schedule on January 15th with lots of great classes!
Also there is a place on the website to sign up to receive our new e-newsletters... we will be sending out information and promotions or reminders one every two weeks or so...

In case you aren't signed up to get the e-news yet... here is the newest promotion...


*** Special promotion for 01/11/11 only***
For one day only:
01/11/11 (binary day)
take 11% off your entire online purchase over $20.00
when you enter the coupon code (0111PROMO) at check out
(limited to once use per customer).
OR
Take 11% off your entire purchase when you
visit us at Harriet’s Treadle Arts
Stock up on fabric for your next quilt project, or the notions you didn’t get for Christmas, books, patterns, batting, kits…. even the merchandise we already have marked down, like one of a kind books, back issues of magazines and Christmas fabric.
And if your subtotal is a binary number (a combinations of 1’s and 0’s)
you will get an additional 10% off!

We hope to see you soon!
Happy Quilting!
Harriet, Carrie & "The Gang"